Copyright ©2006 by Denman Maroney
Jackson's Whites concerns a group of women supposedly recruited by a Mr. Jackson to entertain British troops fighting in the American Revolution. After the war the women migrated from
Sheila Schonbrun - soprano
Lisa Karrer - alto
Denman Maroney - tenor, keyboard
David Simons - drums, recording (8/08)
Paul Geluso - mixing, editing, mastering (11/08)
To the south
One new boat full of Jacks Jackson sailed back up north.
When we got to
When we got upon land we were put in a pen.
Lispenard Meadows was where we all were confined.
Soldiers came. Soldiers went. Soldiers came. Soldiers went.
They liked whites but not Jacks. They liked whites but not Jacks.
So we lived in our pen. We had brats. We had men.
The war lost, the men left. We were set free again.
We set out for the hills, the hills of Ramapo.
The links of the great chain at
Hessian troops, British troops, Africans went there too.
Unami, Unalachto and Minsi.
The Turtle, the
Iron mines! Charcoal fires! Iron mines! Charcoal fires!
Deserters! Runaways! Deserters! Runaways!